There may be incidents in the workplace where employers have violated state and federal laws that protect employees against discrimination with regards to issues of gender, race, sexual harassment, religion, national origin, age, and disability.
Hach Rose Schirripa & Cheverie LLP handles employment litigation cases under the Title VII, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other state and federal laws.
Our attorneys defend a wide range of employment cases, including single-plaintiff discrimination, common law actions and complex class actions, individual employee benefit claims, and ERISA class actions on behalf of clients. Additionally, Hach Rose Schirripa & Cheverie LLP has represented employees in lawsuits in federal and state trials, appellate courts, and before local, state, and federal administrative agencies and arbitration in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Types of Employment Litigation
Wrongful Termination Claims
If your employment has been terminated for a reason that breaches your employment contract or employment laws, such as discrimination, sexual harassment, or whistleblowing, you may have a legitimate wrongful termination claim.
It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against an employee or job applicant based on gender, race, national origin, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation, which all are protected under equal opportunity laws in this country.
Sexual Harassment Claims
A sexual harassment claim can be filed against an employer if a supervisor or co-worker requests sexual favors, makes unwelcome sexual advances, or engages in any sexually oriented verbal or physical conduct that makes you uncomfortable or affects your job.
Failure to Pay Wages or Overtime Pay
Employees who have been purposefully denied wages or overtime pay are entitled to damages from the employer. Compensation could include an amount up to three times the amount of wages withheld, as well as the attorney’s fees.
Harassment, Discrimination, or Whistleblower Retaliation Claims
It is against the law for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a discrimination claim or for being a whistleblower. The employee can be entitled to damages from the employer if they believe retaliation has taken place.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees of covered employers to take job-protected leave that is unpaid for family and medical reasons with a continuation of health insurance coverage. The coverage occurs under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken family or medical leave. If you are denied a claim related to FMLA, it is illegal, and you are eligible to file a claim.
If you believe your employer has violated your rights, Hach Rose Schirripa & Cheverie LLP can assist you in finding a solution and getting you the compensation you deserve. Our firm has represented employees in every type of claim and civil rights lawsuit, including sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and retaliation for filing claims.
We have also litigated claims for instances of unpaid overtime, restrictive employee agreements, and other issues regarding compensation, benefits or post-employment rights. Contact Hach Rose Schirripa & Cheverie LLP at 212-213-8311 to get the compensation you rightfully deserve.